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Nick Bates, Director of Hunger Network in Ohio

In addition to Nick's work for HNO, he also works as the outreach director for One Ohio Now - a state budget coalition. Nick previously served as the Youth Advocacy Program Coordinator and an Americorps VISTA for COHHIO’s Youth Empowerment Program. For more than 5 years, Nick advocated and organized on homeless and transitional youth issues to address the systemic barriers that young adults face as they transition to adulthood.

Nick has worked on voting rights for homeless individuals and college students, raising the state minimum wage, regulating payday lenders, and faith-based hunger and social justice efforts. Nick is originally from Northeast Ohio and moved to Columbus for college, where he met his wife. Together, they have two young children.

Nick serves as a Deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) called to ministries of advocacy and social justice. He serves on various committees and boards within the faith community.





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